Delhi: A piece of news that many WhatsApp users have been eagerly waiting for quite some time is finally here. WhatsApp is now officially available on your Web browser, a feature that many competing instant messaging services already have.
Though the WhatsApp roll out for desktop comes with a caveat – it is currently available only on Google Chrome browser. Though WhatsApp says it will add support for other browsers soon.
“Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device – this means all of your messages still live on your phone,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.
To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, go to web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. Scan the QR code with WhatsApp on your phone and the WhatsApp on your phone would be paired with the WhatsApp web client.
Your phone will need to be connected to the Internet for the Web client to work. WhatsApp Web will however not available for iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook last year for nearly $22 billion. Facebook in October completed its buy of WhatsApp in a stock-and-cash deal.
The acquisition highlighted the stunning growth of mobile messaging but also prompted analyst questions on the price paid by Facebook and future plans for the service.
Source: IBN Live – MSN
Yearly developer event of April 29 – May 1 will begin from January 22, 2015, today Microsoft has announced the date so that the enrollment will be kicked off and early registration will their seats for the BUILD event.
After Microsoft’s Windows 10 consumer event Microsoft declared the date of registrations, where the company is expected to reveal new end user features like its rumored Spartan browser.
Add this to your calendar so that you will be the part of the event because as everyone knows the tickets will be sold quickly for the show, it cost just $2,095.
➤ Registration for Build 2015 opens Jan. 22 [Microsoft Blog]
The New add-on to pull your analytics data into a spreadsheet to manipulate and create further reports is very handy with this newly added feature to the GA dashboard.
The addon pulls in the data from the Analytics API and you’re able to get data from almost any metric in Analytics A new add-on for Google Sheets allows Analytics users to directly import their data without any hassles.
Its analytics tool with the combination of source of data manipulation in Sheets that touts the tool to pull the information. And this is very useful for the users who want to build custom dashboards or want to add external data to their reports.
➤ Simplify your Google Analytics Reporting with Add-ons for Google Sheets [Analytics Blog]
Wearables when able to wear, the head rings and seems its dominating the advanced world, as they are using smart watches and fitness-tracking bracelets. Consumer electronics expo closed up in Vegas on Friday, left one clear that there’s a lot more to wearables than just bangles and timepieces.
Among the wearable Innovation Award winners at this year’s CES were a heart-rate-monitoring strip that sticks to a user’s torso; a sensor-embedded “digital shirt” for athletes; and a wireless smart insole for tracking steps, gait and balance. Some exhibitors at the show even debuted wearables for pets . . . yes, pets.
While it’s early days for smart wearables, such accessories could prove to be more than just clever and trendy devices worn for a while and then quickly forgotten once the next innovation comes along. One area where they show great promise, for example, is not with the fit and aerobically minded but with the elderly and disabled.
Voice recognition start-up Wit.ai has been acquired by FB today and it was a surprise announcement and the amount of acquisition has not been disclosed yet.
Coders use Wit.ai to get voice structured data; the simplest way of sending voice to the service and in no time its makes available structured JSON for the app to use.
In an announcement company said:
It is an unbelievable speed up in the execution of our goal. Facebook has the polished resources and amazing talent to help us take the next step.
Company’s mission is to reach everyone and build outstanding experiences for the over 1.3 billion people on the platform – technology that comprehend natural language is a big part of that, and we think we can help and support this.
Wit.ai could be an alternate sources for Siri and could be a drastic rival for it for voice search integration for future FB releases in their main app.
Startup says its existing platform will remain available for everyone to utilize and will entirely become free for anyone to use.
SUHD the Samsung’s new and updated version of smart TVs announced at CES today will be powered by it’s new OS Tizen.
The company confident Tizen as bringing a “bevy of new features” to the Smart TV, but also offering “intuitive access.” still we assume that more of a software domination over Television experience in coming days.
The new OS Tizen lets the company do things like allow you to push a single button on Samsung Android devices to carry on watching on your mobile instead. It’s also able to show panes with more information overlaid on sports games or TV shows or any other interactive activity.
Perhaps the most interesting feature is that Tizen features PlayStation Now integration, so you can stream PlayStation games to your TV without requiring a console that’s an outstanding feature of new version of OS Tizen.
Still the information is close to the company about features of a project, but one thing is sure that all future televisions of Samsung will be powered by Tizen OS.
To reach maximum number of users company is planning to project the OS Tizen first on TV than mobile for fastest growth of its new OS.